Mechanic A - Body & Fender

$29 - $37 yearly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • 1400 29th Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 03, 2021
Full time Automotive Installation-Maint-Repair Transportation

Job Description

SALARY: $29.38 - $36.73 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: Bus Maintenance

OPENING DATE: 09/02/21

CLOSING DATE: 09/29/21 11:59 PM

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External





DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.


Effectively uses a variety of hand and power tools, welding equipment and specialized knowledge to fabricate, weld and manipulate a variety of materials to repair the bodies and frames of District revenue and non-revenue vehicles and other components common to the body of District vehicles and equipment; prepares and spot paints surfaces after repairs are completed; assists and/or purchases designated parts and supplies from vendors; performs off-site and/or emergency repairs; serves as a team leader for assigned projects; practices safe work processes and contributes to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and performs other related duties  as assigned.


This is a highly skilled journey level specialist job classification within the Mechanic job series. Incumbents in this classification are distinguished from other mechanic classifications by the independent performance of a full range of skilled welding and fabrication duties and body and fender repair work.





Fabricates, welds, and works metal, plastic, wood, vinyl and fiberglass to repair District vehicles and other body components common to a variety of District vehicles and equipment; prepares, fills, sands, masks, primes, and spot paints surfaces after repairs are completed; communicates with equipment manufacturers as required;  performs necessary repairs on associated electrical and pneumatic components; prepares and maintains work orders, logs, inventories, and other routine records/reports; may make road calls to take corrective action on defect reports and/or to perform emergency repairs; serves as team leader for assigned projects; repairs destination signs and curtains on an as needed basis; may assist and/or purchase designated parts and supplies from vendors; safely operates District coaches and other vehicles in the course of performing assigned duties; designs and fabricates special tools and equipment as required, and performs other related duties as assigned.





A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. SacRT reserves the right to determine the equivalences of education and experience.



High school diploma or equivalent.



Four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time journey-level experience performing body/fender repair work on buses, commercial trucks, light rail vehicles or equivalent vehicles and/or equipment or successful completion of a District sponsored training and certification program.


Licenses and/or Certificates:

Possession of a Class B California Driver's License permit with endorsement(s) on the first day of appointment, and the ability to obtain a Class B California Driver's License with endorsement(s) within 90 days of appointment; a satisfactory driving record; possession of a Forklift Operator Certification or the ability to obtain a forklift certificate within 90 days of appointment. Required to obtain the tools for the Mechanic A (Body/Fender) by the end of the probationary period.


Depending on assignment, may be required to pass an examination for, and maintain a Regional Transit LRV Operator's license, which includes the ability to pass the Ishihara Eye Test.


Candidates must submit a DMV printout, dated September 2, 2021 or thereafter, in order to be considered. Only official DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.





The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a Department of Justice criminal background check, pre-employment DOT drug test, physical examination and reference check. Applications, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available through our website at


A completed employment application and DMV printout, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application.  For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.


SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.


SacRT is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EOE/AA Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under the IBEW, Local 1245 Collective Bargaining Unit.